[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

'Git-R-Done': Trump opens 1.4 million federal acres to hunters, anglers

Trump fills the Pentagon swamp

Why Avoiding the Cult of Personality Is Important

Bret Stephens, Warmonger

The War Hoax Redux

The Deep State Killed Michael Hastings 6 Years Ago

Floridians Are Suing A Cop Fired For Planting Drugs In Their Vehicles

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is voted best real-life hero by MTV viewers ahead of Serena Williams

Cop Kills Unarmed, Non-verbal Disabled Man in Costco, Shoots His Parents Too

Cops Open Fire with Pepper Spray Guns on Children at End of School Skate Party

Appeals Court To Cops: There's Nothing Inherently Suspicious About Running From The Police

Route 91 massacre survivor, avid hunter, tells FBI “.50 caliber rifle” was likely used in attack after witnessing “large holes” being “blown through” victims bodies

Pastor Jailed During ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’, SWAT Team Snipers Positioned Atop Library Roof

Watching is “Obstructing”

Trump ‘thinks he knows’ who was behind 9/11

*Welcome to Dog Paradise *

America Last: The Real Meaning of the Donald's Deplorable Aggression Against Iran

Shocking Video of Phoenix Cops Holding Black Family at Gunpoint Over $1 Doll

The Trump Administration Is Becoming Strangely Anti-Gun

Classic Cars and Classic Owners

1957-1959 Plymouth Fury - Best Plymouth Ever?

The In-Car Checkpoint

Stop Treating Government With Respect

Pepe the Frog's creator wins a $15,000 copyright settlement against InfoWars

African migrants pass through San Antonio and swiftly fan out across the country

Alex Jones losing credibility more rapidly than ever by continuing to shill for Trump, and now pushing for war with Iran on his radio show

Tennessee Cop Calls for Execution of Gay People Photographed at Pride Events

The Music Industry is Fake! Here's the Evidence

Fascist You Tube still purging conservative channels; tries to purge 'Black Pigeon Speaks' conservative-truth channel for no reason -- then must eat crow after yuge blacklash-support, reinstatement!

Why Gillibrand Is the Most Vapid Clown in the Car

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Rock This Cover

Dire Straits’ Breakthrough Debut Album @41

DHS Frees 8.5K Illegal Aliens in Eight Days; 204.5K Released in Half a Year

Veterans Who Work In the Legal Cannabis Industry Are Being Denied Benefits

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: White House press secretary to resign

Hydrogen station explodes, Toyota halts sales of fuel cell cars, is this the end?

Federal watchdog recommends Kellyanne Conway be given the axe for Hatch Act violations

Why Kids Still Need Analog Clocks

A new moon race is on. Is China already ahead?

Mom who chose CBD to treat her daugher after chemo didn't work being chased by the State.

Asset Forfeiture Funding Has Little Impact on Solving Crimes, Says New Study

Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Showing Kindness to Immigrants

Pediatrician on How Transgender Propaganda Harms Children

Masterpiece Cakeshop Was Just Sued For ‘Discrimination’ For A THIRD Time

Millennial Dads Vs. Baby Boomer Dads: Millennials’ DIY Skills Are “Pathetic” By Comparison

The Number One Reason Adults Are Interested In Legalized Cannabis

Amazon, Law Enforcement Joining Forces To Turn Your Front Door Into An Integral Part Of The Surveillance State

Instead of Ticketing Elderly Woman for Tall Grass, This Cop Mowed it For Her

Former Senator Murdered in Her Home After Reportedly Uncovering Gov’t Child Trafficking Ring

You Can Get 5 Years in Prison for Selling Llama Poop, and Other Ludicrous Laws


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

U.S. Constitution
See other U.S. Constitution Articles

Title: A Man Fights Back After His Profane Rant About a Deputy Ended in Harassment Charges
Source: Reason
URL Source: https://reason.com/2019/05/22/a-man ... y-ended-in-harassment-charges/
Published: May 22, 2019
Author: Zuri Davis
Post Date: 2019-05-23 05:49:33 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 56
Comments: 1

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Iowa man after he was charged with third-degree harassment over a profane Facebook rant about local law enforcement.

According to the lawsuit, Jon Goldsmith of Red Oak witnessed Adams County Sheriff's Deputy Cory Dorsey stop a motorist and conduct a drug dog search on a vehicle at a festival in July 2018. No drugs were found. Goldsmith also said he saw Dorsey body-slam another man. When Goldsmith later saw the man's mugshot on Facebook, he shared the picture in a post criticizing Dorsey.

Goldsmith called Dorsey out by name and accused him of being "butthurt" that the drug search was fruitless. He also called him a "stupid sum bitch" and offered to hire Dorsey to walk his dog and "pick up his shit" if he were fired over the incident.

That August, Sergeant Paul Hogan, Dorsey's supervisor, filed charges against Goldsmith. An affidavit formally accused Goldsmith of intentionally writing "a threatening and vulgar statement about Cory Dorsey on Facebook."

The charges against Goldsmith were dismissed in October after his attorney filed a motion to dismiss on First Amendment grounds.

"The actions taken against Mr. Goldsmith by Adams County are a textbook case of retaliating against someone for exercising their First Amendment rights," said ACLU Iowa Legal Director Rita Bettis Austen in a press release. "Police are not allowed to try to put people in jail because they annoy the police or say things the police disagree with—on social media or otherwise."

Goldsmith's situation draws interesting similarities to a Michigan case that was settled last year. When James Webb saw an officer handing someone a ticket in front of a gas station, he began to blast NWA's "Fuck tha Police." The officer ticketed Webb for a misdemeanor noise violation and later said he took issue with the word "fuck" being rapped in public, despite saying it himself several times prior. Webb faced a $500 fine and 93 days in jail, but was acquitted by a jury. 

(1 image)

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0) (Edited)

That barackhead looks like he has a pony tail. He can fend for himself. Fuckin' soyboy.

Hank Rearden  posted on  2019-05-23   11:45:25 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com